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S5W-00523: Richard Leonard (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 6 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) consultants, (b) registrars, (c) junior doctors, (d) physiotherapists and (e) nurses provide orthopaedic services in each hospital in NHS (i) Lanarkshire and (ii) Forth Valley.

Answered by: Shona Robison 20 June 2016

Information on how many (d) physiotherapists and (e) nurses provide orthopaedic services is not held centrally.

The following tables show, in whole time equivalent (WTE) terms, the number of consultants and doctors in training in NHS Lanarkshire and NHS Forth Valley with a specialty of trauma and orthopaedic surgery in September 2006 and March 2016. This information is held at board-level only. Specific local information will be available from NHS Lanarkshire and NHS Forth Valley.

Table 1. Number (WTE) of consultants and doctors in training with a specialty of trauma and orthopaedic surgery in NHS Lanarkshire.

 

Sep-2006

Mar-2016

% change Sep-2006 to Mar-2016

Consultants

10.0

20.7

107.0%

Doctors in training

4.0

11.0

175.0%

Source: Scottish workforce information standard system (SWISS).

Notes: Doctors in training include the grades registrar, senior registrar, specialist registrar and specialty registrar.

Although the question asks for the number of (a) consultants, (b) registrars, (c) junior doctors that provide orthopaedic services, the information shown is for trauma and orthopaedic surgery which is the full name of the general medical council (GMC) specialty. All staff working in this specialty have been/are being trained in both trauma and orthopaedics.

Table 2. Number (WTE) of consultants and doctors in training with a specialty of trauma and orthopaedic surgery in NHS Forth Valley.

 

Sep-2006

Mar-2016

% change Sep-2006 to Mar-2016

Consultants

8.0

10.0

25.0%

Doctors in training

0.0

5.0

0.0%

Source: Scottish workforce information standard system.

Notes: Doctors in training include the grades registrar, senior registrar, specialist registrar and specialty registrar.

Although the question asks for the number of (a) consultants, (b) registrars, (c) junior doctors that provide orthopaedic services, the information shown is for trauma and orthopaedic surgery which is the full name of the GMC specialty. All staff working in this specialty have been/are being trained in both trauma and orthopaedics.